How Do I Know I am Called To Be A Church Planter?

You’re saying to everyone who will listen- “Sign me up!”  You have an internal calling to share Christ and believe the best expression of your gifting of evangelism is to plant a church.  You may or may not see yourself as the senior pastor, but you plan to contribute significantly to planting of a church.  You also may have heard comments by others that you are called to plant.  It might have been in reference to a prophetic word, or simply through an affirmation of your gifting. 

As a strategic member of the team, you will want to do your best to understand Scripture and to apply it to your church leadership.  You’re also looking to know more about how to lead a team and also be looking for wisdom from those that have gone before you in this pursuit.  VI partners with the Multiply Vineyard initiative to make sure you are well equipped to be sent out to start a new church plant. 

The Journey to become a Church Planter

Church planting is difficult and shouldn’t be done alone.  If you are called to be a church planter, we want to walk beside you in this journey to prepare and equip you for what is ahead.  

Below we have highlighted the courses that we felt might benefit you most as you learn and grow through this journey of becoming a church planter.

  • Recommended Courses +

    Vineyard Essentials
    Story of the Kingdom Croasmun & Williams
    Understanding the Kingdom Morphew
    Demonstrating the Kingdom Various Instructors
    Recommended for Church Planters
    Spiritual Formation Summerell
    Hermeneutics 1 Morphew
    Philosophy of Ministry Venter
    Church Growth Nathan
    Heroic Leadership Strout
    Ministry Skills Courses
    Assimilation Chorlian
    Discipleship and Evangelism Mendola & Van Dop
    Homiletics Nathan
    Ministry to the Poor Howitt & Morphew
    Pastoral Care and Small Groups Hawes, Rees & Samuelsen
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Student Expectations

We want to make sure you have all the facts about your upcoming course experience so you know how to prepare and be able to set appropriate expectations and are able to set aside the right amount of time for each course of study. Click here to see the highlights of your course experience.